The business environment is in turmoil

Sales and profits are under pressure

Disruption threatens every company

Complexity is your enemy


I’ll help you cut through the mess, simplify your strategy, and get the results you want

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I bring 30 years of experience with hundreds of companies and a wide range of assignments to your challenges.

I’ll help you get back to the real basics with a practical, common-sense approach based on what I call The Critical Core — the principles and practices that frame strategic conversation and make the difference between winning and losing.

I’ll work closely with you to:

  1. Simplify the way you make strategy…and the strategy you choose
  2. Identify the strategic priorities that will make the difference
  3. Develop a value proposition that really set you apart
  4. Explore game-changing business model innovations
  5. Use 30-day plans to close the gap between strategy and action


The Critical Core encompasses virtually everything you must do to compete. It has always been key to business performance, and always will be. It applies to every company in every industry and every part of the world. It underpins almost every “new” idea about management. This is what managers must do.

Tony Manning book cover 2015 IMG_0602Contact me today to start a new strategic conversation


+27 82 800 5862

[email protected]

 My next book, available April 2017